Friday, November 26, 2010

Teachers who shun social media left in the dark: expert

Vancouver Sun: 2010 November 25

Teachers who shun social media and aren't on Facebook are at risk of becoming irrelevant to the digital generation, a technology guru told a B.C. College of Teachers conference Thursday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Teachers' Conference 2011 information

At the Radisson Hotel in Richmond on Feb. 25 and 26, 2011, this is a professional development opportunity designed specifically for new teachers – those in their first five years of teaching, and for student teachers. The Call for Workshop Proposals is now open.

The Numbers Tell The Story 2010

Education’s shrinking share of the BC budget and GDP, enrolment projections, specialist teacher losses, and other information is available in easy-to-read graphs and tables in the BCTF’s latest publication on education funding.

B.C. librarian untangles tight knot of teen angst

Richmond secondary school librarian Wendy Phillips won the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature Tuesday for her first novel, Fishtailing.

Boost Grade 4 Learning! OK, but How?

"We've lost 25 per cent of the teacher librarians in B.C. We've lost I think 20 per cent of the learning assistants; we've lost counselors, we've lost all those specialist non-enrolling teachers that used to provide interventions for children who are diagnosed with learning challenges. So we need to restore that capacity to the system," says Lambert.

"If you're not providing library services to students, they don't have access to literature and resources, then that's a skill that's not getting developed. That's a literacy skill that's not getting developed."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vancouver school district libraries 'cut to the bone'

Further cuts to school libraries in Vancouver could have a devastating effect on the education of students, according to Jo-Anne Roberts.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Copyright legislation in trouble

The federal government's proposal to make consumers liable for legal damages of up to $5,000 if they break digital locks to copy movies, video games and electronic books for their own personal use appears dead on arrival -- with all three opposition parties yesterday speaking out against this key provision of the Conservatives' copyright bill.

The reading revolution is starting to hit home

A few weeks ago, my father, my grandfather and I were chatting about e-readers. My dad pulled out his new iPad and showed us a version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.